Nov 25, 2008

Juanjo practice

I guess that's enough practice. Time to come up with an original character for the actual assignment...

Nov 24, 2008

Sketchbook Cover + football

My sketchbook had a boring brown cover. So I fixed it. Had to process the heck out of it so the colors would look like they do on the real thing, but at least I got it close.

And below, sketches
from this year's ill-fated installation of the BYU-Utah rivalry. Well... "ill-fated" if you're a BYU fan. At least Ohio State stomped the snot out of Michigan, which is why Brutus has any basis to comfort Cosmo in the bottom right.

Nov 19, 2008

The last batch of animals!

And so ends my favorite unit in Character Design class.

The categories:
Human/Animal (horse)

Farm Animals/Equine (either works - donkey)


Next assignment - emulation! I know I'd like to take a crack at Claire Wendling and Juanjo Guarnido, but I'm not sure yet who my third will be. Maybe Mignola or somebody else who's cool like that.

Nov 13, 2008

more animals! and sketchbook stuff!

The next batch!
In the CAT category...
a lynx! At least, that's how he started out. I was encouraged to try to break free of my own conventions, but this looks kinda like maybe one of my cats had a baby with one of Michel Gagne's rabbits.

And in the DINOSAUR category...
Pachycephalosaurus! With a Tootsie Pop! This is pretty much Rachel-style all the way... though I did really like the way the shapes on his head/neck/spikes ended up flowing together.

For the FOREST ANIMAL category...

badger badger badger badger
I felt the most successful in breaking out of my regular approach with this. I had a vague idea of a posture/shape I wanted to fit the badger into and started with that. Though my original mental image way way more heroic and epic than this goofy fella. :)

Halloween sketching on campus. The sketchy dudes in the upper left were riding unicycles with carved pumpkins over their heads.

Church. I was advised to draw more environments instead of all characters in my sketchbook, so I tried it out. Too bad I got that suggestion right as it's starting to get hard to draw outside.

These were doodle pages showing my original direction for the CAT assignment, which is saturated in Rachel's Normal Approach. I wanted to do Pallas' Cat, because that thing is made of FUN shapes and I had a blast drawing it the last time I went to the zoo. I also explored lynx in my style as well - wanted to play up their big paws, thick legs, and big ol' noses. :)

The end.

Nov 5, 2008

Animal character designs

Here's the two that were due today - "flying animal" and "ocean animal."

Nov 1, 2008


Abbey and I went to the zoo last Saturday - and then these pages happened.
And yes, I am a terrible copycat. Whatever, brown paper is fun.

And suddenly about here the scans got really weird and contrasty. Sorry about that.